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Love Poetry Out Loud
     

Love Poetry Out Loud

by Robert Alden Rubin
 

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Following the success of Poetry Out Loud (now in its eighth printing), an affectionate celebration of the declaimed poem, Love Poetry Out Loud now turns to the choppier waters of affection itself. From Hello, I Love You to Pleasures of the Flesh to Loves Me Not, this collection of one hundred poems shouts out life’s grand passion with the help of

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Following the success of Poetry Out Loud (now in its eighth printing), an affectionate celebration of the declaimed poem, Love Poetry Out Loud now turns to the choppier waters of affection itself. From Hello, I Love You to Pleasures of the Flesh to Loves Me Not, this collection of one hundred poems shouts out life’s grand passion with the help of the voices of poets old and new.

Rubin’s informed, irreverent style skillfully reveals the humor, beauty, variety, tradition, and passion of love poetry. Insightful commentary on the poems’ meanings and on ways to read them aloud, as well as notes on their history and background, are found on every page. Whether long lived like Shakespeare’s sonnets or newly-hewn like Carolyn Forché’s “Taking Off My Clothes,” Love Poetry Out Loud makes each poem as fresh and inspiring as the first time it was uttered.

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Orlando Sentinel
“A delightful anthology. . . . Rubin makes us realize that ‘poetry is not a different language, it is our language.’And it’s fun.” — The Orlando Sentinel
Writer's Digest
“A timeless selection. . . . Each poem, read aloud, reverberates in the reader and . . . capture[s] our imaginations with rhyme, meter, image, sound, wit, and (above all) truth.” — Writer’s Digest
Writer's Digest
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“A timeless selection. . . . Each poem, read aloud, reverberates in the reader and . . . capture[s] our imaginations with rhyme, meter, image, sound, wit, and (above all) truth.” — Writer’s Digest
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616202309
Publisher:
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date:
02/02/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,269,474
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Robert Alden Rubin holds an M.A. in creative writing from Hollins College. He worked as a journalist and a college English instructor at the University of North Carolina and was an editor for Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. His books include Poetry Out Loud and On the Beaten Path: An Appalachian Pilgrimage. He lives in Sykesville, Maryland, with his wife.

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